Media Studies

Media studies (Bachelor's Programme)
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Media Studies

Media Studies - Bachelor's Programme

The language of instruction in this programme is Norwegian. Read more about the programme on the Norwegian website.

We live in a society often referred to as a media and information society. This is due to a constant increase in the use of media, and the fact that media plays an increasingly important role in society. Media Studies is the study of media in society, and emphasis is put especially on the mass media.

Media Studies is an interdisciplinary field of study which consists of a number of courses from a variety of subject areas, providing cultural, social and political lines of thought to the study of media. Whether the focus is on art, commercials, entertainment or information through film, television or news agencies, the aim is to achieve a critical understanding of media and communication. The course aims to provide a systematic analysis and description of the institutions, content and public of the media.

Media Studies, at NTNU, is atypical both nationally and internationally, because the main focus is on visual communication.

About the programme

The course is based on both humanistic and social scientific approaches, as well as a contribution from Computer Engineering and Information Science. In the core courses, text-oriented studies of stills and moving pictures, sociological perspectives on media institutions and psychological studies of the users of the media are included. The specialization courses are based on Media Pedagogics, Media Sociology, Film Studies, Visual Communication, Applied Linguistics, Musicology, Information and Communication Studies, and Information Science/Computer Engineering.

If you wish to extend Media Studies in a cultural and aesthetic direction, a combination of the following specializations is recommended: Film Studies, Media Production, Art History, Drama/Theatre, Musicology, Music Technology, Information Technology, Applied Linguistics, Comparative Literary Studies, History, Philosophy, or Religious Studies.

If you wish to extend Media Studies in a social studies direction, you are recommended to choose a specialization such as Education Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Social Anthropology, Geography, or Political Science.

The language of instruction in this programme is Norwegian

You have to meet the Norwegian language requirements, or have a Scandinavian language as your mother tongue, if you want to apply to any of NTNU’s degree programmes taught in Norwegian.

You must also meet the basic requirement for admission, and demonstrate that you meet the English language requirements.

The application deadline for the programme is April 15th. Students apply through Samordna Opptak.

The Faculty of Humanities offer a wide range of courses taught in English in various fields of study, both at bachelor's and master's level.

Contact information, Department of Art and Media Studies

Visiting address:

NTNU Dragvoll,  Building 8, level 3 and 4
Trondheim N-7491 Norway

Postal address:

Department of Art and Media Studies
Trondheim N-7491 Norway